January 27, 2011
Study: World Muslim population growth outpaces non-MuslimsTopics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam
The AFP reports:
The world's Muslim population will grow twice as fast as non-Muslims over the next 20 years according to a new study, which predicted that Muslims within a generation will make up more than a quarter of the global population.As disturbing as this is, the report gets even more disturbing:
Using fertility, mortality and migration rates, researchers at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life project a 1.5-percent annual population growth rate for the world's Muslims over the next two decades, and just 0.7 percent growth each year for non-Muslims.
The study, called "The Future of the Global Muslim Population," projects that in 2030 Muslims will make up 26.4 percent of the world?s population, which is expected to total around 8.3 billion people by then.
That marks a three-percentage-point rise from the 23.4-percent share held by Muslims of the globe's estimated 6.9 billion people today, the study says.
More than six in 10 followers of Islam will live in the Asia-Pacific region in 2030, and nuclear Pakistan, which has seen a rise in radical Islam in recent months, will overtake Indonesia as the world's most populous Muslim nation.And as for the U.S."
In Africa, the Muslim population of the sub-Saharan country of Nigeria will be greater than that of Egypt in 20 years, the study projects.
In Europe, Pew predicts the Muslim population will grow by nearly a third in 20 years, from 44.1 million people, or six percent of the region's inhabitants in 2010, to 58.2 million or eight percent of the projected total population by 2030.
The United States, meanwhile, is projected to have a larger absolute number of Muslims by 2030 than any European countries other than Russia and France ...Given all this, which puts the U.S. Muslim population at being roughly as numerous as Jews or Episcopalians are in the United States today, can anyone think of why the U.S. should be encouraging immigration of Muslims (whose ideology is clearly at odds with Western values) ... and many of which come from Islamic terror-sponsoring nations?
Posted by Richard at January 27, 2011 11:16 AM
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